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Illinois' Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

 “The focus in on reducing nutrient losses to the environment—not on reducing nutrient uses by Illinois agriculture.”
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Rock Island County SWCD holds annual fall and spring fish sales.  All proceeds support conservation in Rock Island County.  Click to see sales that are currently underway and place an order online!  Thanks for your support!

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Rock Island County SWCD News and Blog

Late Summer 2015 Newsletter

Download RISWCD’s Late Summer 2015 Newsletter   Featuring: Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration (pg. 1) SWCD State Funding Crisis (pg. 1) NRCS, Pheasants Forever, & U of I Extension (pg. 2) Conservation Success Stories (pg. 3) Irrigation... read more

New Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist & Outreach Coordinator

We are excited to announce that a new Farm Bill Biologist, Scott James, and a new Outreach Coordinator, Katie Kauzlarich, have been hired in Northwest Illinois.

Scott began Jul. 1st and works with area landowners and farmers to implement wildlife habitat conservation measures. Katie began Jul. 1st and works statewide to introduce youth and the public to nature and shooting sports.

Through a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pheasants Forever (PF), Scott and Katie aim to strengthen pheasant conservation in Illinois.

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Wildflower & Pollinator Workshop

Pheasants Forever and USDA/SWCD partners are hosting a wildflower and pollinator workshop on August 18th 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The workshop will be held at a small prairie on private property near Sherrard (1713 Knoxville Road Sherrard, IL).

Please contact Scott James at (309) 660-3147 with questions or accommodation requests.

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Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration

Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration
September 9th 5:00-7:30 p.m.

-Pond Shocking By Ken Clodfelter County Fish Biologist
-Dry Fire Hydrant Installation By Hillsdale Fire Department
-Meal Provided Please Bring Lawn Chairs and Pond Management Questions!

RSVP To R.I. SWCD 309-764-1486 or riswcd@rockislandswcd.org

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Early Summer 2015 Newsletter

John Phipps (p.12)
Pollinators (p. 1, 4, 12)
Financial Assistance (p. 4-7)
Copperas Creek Watershed (p. 8)
Nutrient Management (p. 5)
RISWCD Interns (p. 9)
Wildlife Habitat (p. 6)
Conservation Success Stories (p. 3)
IL Extension Summer Camps (p. 2)
Local Food AgriTours (p.2)
Newsletter Sponsors (p. 10)
Local Conservation Funding Pinch (p. 2)

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2015 Poster Contest

This year’s theme is Local Heroes- Your Hardworking Pollinators.  Find everything you need to know at our poster contest page: ... read more

“The focus in on reducing nutrient losses to the environment—not on reducing nutrient uses by Illinois agriculture,”

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Understanding Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

“Nutrient pollution is a major threat to water quality. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus carried in runoff from city streets and farm fields or flowing out of wastewater treatment plants can fuel algae blooms that decrease oxygen needed by aquatic plants and animals. In... read more